Sage Watson wins NCAA 400-meter hurdles title - Tucson News Now

Sage Watson wins NCAA 400-meter hurdles title

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

University of Arizona track star, Sage Watson won the 400-meter hurdles title on Saturday, June 10, at the 2017 NCAA Division I National Track and Field Championships in Eugene, OR.  

The Senior finished with a time of 54.52 seconds, a personal best. This is Watson's first NCAA Championship in the 400-meter hurdles. She had finished 3rd in 2016.

She is the first Wildcat titlist in the 400 hurdles since Robin Marks in 1981 and the first national champion on the women's side for UA since Brigetta Barrett won the high jump event in 2013.

Watson, a Canadian Olympian in 2016, is the third Cat to finish top three in the 400 hurdles at nationals, joining Marks and training partner Georganne Moline.

Speaking of the high jump, Lisanne Hagens finished 10th overall with a jump of 5-11.5 (1.82m). She takes home All-American honors for a second straight year.

Freshman Karla Teran did not place in the high jump at her first NCAA Championships. She failed to clear the opening height of 5-8 (1.73m).

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